Selangor is one of the most beautiful and developed state In Malaysia. It is a home of Sepang International Racing Circuit, Kuala Lumpur International Airport as well as Putrajaya, the administrative capital of the country.
- Quick Information on Malaysia
- Where is Selangor Malaysia
- The Best Time To Travel To Selangor
- Fun Things To Do
- Explore Batu Caves
- Visit Chin Swee Cave Temple
- See The Putra Mosque in Putra Jaya
- See Galeri Diraja Sultan Abdul Aziz
- Explore Pulau Ketam
- Visit Bukit Malawati
- See Chilling waterfall
- Visit Mah Meri Cultural Village
- Where to Stay in Selangor Malaysia
- Wrapping Up
Selangor is modern city that has a modern infrastructure and facilities that enable the resident and visitors to enjoy a modern lifestyle.
Quick Information on Malaysia
- Currency: Ringgit (RM)
- Language: Malaysian
- Population: Over 32 million
- Capital City: Kuala Lumpur
- Best time to visit Malaysia: For visiting the east coast is from March to September since it is typically drier. For the west coast is from November to August.
- How to get there: Yo can fly into Malaysia as there are flights to most major cities in Malaysia. Also You can enter by land through Thailand or via sea.
Where is Selangor Malaysia
Selangor, is on the west coast of Malaysia and is one of the 13 states in Malaysia.
The Best Time To Travel To Selangor
Selangor has an average temperature of between 23°C to 33°C all year round. With the wettest months been between December to February.
The best time to visit Selangor is from April to October, when the level of humidity and rainfall is low.
Fun Things To Do
Selangor is major tourist destination in Malaysia. Today, we will show you some of the best tourist attractions in Selangor.
Explore Batu Caves
Batu cave is a limestone hill that has a loads of caves and a cave temple. It is located around 13 km outside of Kuala Lumpur.
It is a Malaysia National Treasury, Wildlife conservation zone and popular Hindu pilgrimage site.
In Batu Cave, you will find a 42 meter of Hindu deity statue called Murugan. To reach limestone housing temple, you need to climb 272 steps.
Batu Cave has been attracting Hindu pilgrimage for the last 120 years. Unlike visiting Ramayana Cave (Another Hindu temple in Batu Cave with smaller size) Batu Cave is free of charge for all visitors.
Visit Chin Swee Cave Temple
Located in forests in Genting Highlands, Chin Swee Cave Temples occupy more than 28 acres of land. It is Taoist temple that erected to honour Reverend Master Chin Swee.
He is popular and honourable monk from Fujian province of China who has ability to drive away evil spirits as well as able to summon rain.
When you visit Chin Swee Cave Temple, you can see beautifully build a nine storey pagoda that has become one of the most recognised landmark at the temple.
Before you claim the pagoda, you will be greeted by gigantic Buddha and Kuan Yin. On the tops of the Pagoda, you can enjoy green panoramic view of the forest.
See The Putra Mosque in Putra Jaya
Putra Mosque is one the most iconic building in Putra Jaya. This particular mosque has elegant preying hall that can accommodate up to 1.500 prayers at one time.
The architecture of Putra Mosque is inspired by King Hassan Mosque of Morocco. However, you can find many Malay and Middle East influences in this beautiful mosque.
Putra Mosque is situated at the edge of one of the most scenic man made lake in Putra Jaya.
The dome of the Mosque made from rose-tinted granite. The minaret of this particular mosque stands at 116 meters high.
See Galeri Diraja Sultan Abdul Aziz
Galery Diraja Sultan Abdul Azis is one of the best places for visitors who want to learn about Former Selangor Sultan Salahudin Abdul Azis Shah.
The initial construction of the building was completed in 1909. However, the museum was open to the public in 1988 and called Muzium Kenangan.
You will see loads of historic artifices which are all described both in Bahasa Malaysia and English. The building itself is also historic and well maintained and its staff are all very friendly.
Entrance was free but even if they charged an entrance fee it is worth a visit.
Explore Pulau Ketam
Pulau Ketam also known as crab Island is situated off the coast of Klang Port. It is a Chinese fishing village founded around 1880.
The boat ride to and from the island which take around 1 hour. There is no a road or cars on Pulau Ketam. To will to walk to get around or cycling on the narrow concrete or wooden boardwalk.
Takes around 2 hours walking to cover the entire fishing village. The main street of pulau ketam is always busy with visitors who want to eat seafood dish in many restaurants available alongside the road.
Visit Bukit Malawati
Bukit Malawati or Malawati hill is a historical site in Selangor which shows some of Selangor’s fascinating history.
On the hill stands the light house built by the English and is should operating today.
The light house was first built by the Dutch more than three hundred years ago and then rebuilt by English in 1902 on the same site. A small historical museum is located beside the light house.
There once was a fortress of Malawati and palace are located right behind the museum. However, today only the wall of the fortress and one stone structure of the palace is what remains. There is a Royal Cemetery on the hill as well.
Also you can see monkeys. There are stalls selling food for the monkeys more so than for humans! The monkeys are a little cheeky but friendly.
See Chilling waterfall
The official name for this tourist destination is Sungai Chilling fish sanctuary. However, people also call this beautiful waterfall with different names such as Chilling Falls, Sungai Chilling waterfall, etc.
To get to the waterfall involves a 1 to 2 hours trek and cross 5 river crossings. The main fall is awesome and I advise you to take a dip there. Two upper tier cascades are out of bounds.
Note that access to the Chilling waterfall was closed for a few months and is open only at the weekends. Check if it is open before going.
Visit Mah Meri Cultural Village
The Mah Meri tribe is one of 18 indigenous communities in Malaysia. This particular tribe sometimes called the masked man of Malaysia. Mah Meri people are highly skilful to create beautiful mask.
The area for the village is not big but you can spend good time to explore the gallery to understand each story behind their masks, learn to blow pipe or even try on their costumes.
The village is open for the whole year. However, March or April is the best time to visit Mah Meri village. During these time you can see Hari Moyang festival.
Where to Stay in Selangor Malaysia
Selangor Malaysia has a good supply of guest houses, hostels and hotels. Here are a few places to check out if you are planning to visit Selangor Malaysia.
Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.
Rica Hotel @ Usj
Rating 8.3, Prices start from $28 for Double room
Rica Hotel @ Usj is set in Subang Jaya. The rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and a desk. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower. Rooms also have free WiFi.
Citadines DPulze Cyberjaya
Rating 8.4, Prices start from $27 for Executive Studio
Citadines DPulze Cyberjaya offers modern and luxurious hotel with free WiFi access. Air conditioned studios and suites feature a dining table, a wardrobe, in-room safe, living room and the kitchen has fridge and electric kettle.
OYO 1083 Sunrise Hotel
Rating 8.2, Prices start from $23 for Double room
YO 1083 Sunrise Hotel is located in Petaling Jaya. The hotel has air conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. The property is non-smoking and rooms are equipped with a desk and a flat-screen TV.
Finally, Selangor is one of the most developed states in Malaysia. This particular offers many tourist attractions both for locals and foreign visitors. If you are looking for the good place to visit in Malaysia, visiting Selangor is highly recommended.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the things to do in Selangor Malaysia has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you visit Selangor.